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Vespas invaded Trieste, and hundreds paraded at a gathering

They arrived from Italy and abroad at the invitation of the club

26 August, 19:15

(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 26 AGO - Watchword: Vespa. Dress code: Bermuda shorts and T-shirts, the only alternative to cope with the high temperatures that Trieste is experiencing this weekend.
    The only recognizable soundtrack was the constant beeping of scooter horns. The opportunity to ride the world-renowned Italian scooter and invade the FVG regional county seat today was offered by the 22nd International Gathering of the Vespa club Trieste and Stray Cats, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, being among the oldest Vespa clubs in Italy.
    Beginning yesterday in Trebiciano, on the Karst, including a party area, concerts, and camping, today's gathering continued with a parade, the Vespa Run, that led Vespa riders from the heights over Trieste to the sea museum in the city's Old Port.
    More than 400 Vespa fans, wearing helmets and mitts, then took a scenic tourist route with a ride to the Victory Lighthouse. Escorted by local police, scooters of all colors with license plates from Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic enlivened Trieste's Saturday afternoon. Vespa riders of all ages participated in the event, even with children in tow.
    During the gathering, which runs until tomorrow, the club also organizes guided tours of the city and the Karst region so Vespisti can appreciate the beauty of the area. In addition, the club has organized a new shuttle bus service to enable people to reach Trebiciano from the city center. (ANSA).

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